Tuesday, July 5, 2022

India supplies covid vaccines to Afghanistan

Another batch of additional 500,000 doses would be supplied in coming weeks

India has supplied humanitarian assistance consisting of 500,000 Covaxin doses to Afghanistan on Saturday, Ministry of External Affairs said.

The Covaxin doses were handed over to the Indira Gandhi Hospital, Kabul.

“Today, India supplied… humanitarian assistance consisting of 500,000 doses of COVID vaccine (COVAXIN) to Afghanistan,” the ministry said.

Another batch of additional 500,000 doses would be supplied in coming weeks.

India has committed to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghan people consisting of food grains, one million doses of COVID Vaccine and essential life saving drugs.

Earlier last month, India delivered 1.6 tons of medical assistance to Afghanistan through World Health Organization (WHO).

“In coming weeks, we would be undertaking the supply of wheat and the remaining medical assistance. In this regard, we are in touch with UN agencies and others for finalizing the modalities for transportation,” said Ministry of External Affairs in a statement.

India has been supplying Covid doses to foreign nations as part of humanitarian assistance.

India has supplied over 723 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine to 94 countries and two UN entities since the start of the Vaccine Maitri Programme in January last year.

India supplied COVID-19-related medical and other assistance to over 150 countries since the beginning of the pandemic


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